Tool December 2017

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Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 38.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 67.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 16.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 79.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 95%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 14.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 83.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 97%
ACT score 24-29: 7.00%
ACT score 30-36: 91.00%
ACT score 24+: 98.00%
Students applied: 32,442
Students admitted: 3,487
Admission rate: 11%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 87%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,369
Full-time enrolled women: 3,448
Part-time enrolled men: 32
Part-time enrolled women: 22
Total enrollment: 6,871

COSTS

Tuition: $46,500
Room and board: $15,584
Est. book expense: $1,294
Fees: $1,164
Total cost: $64,542
Cost after need-based aid: $23,211
Cost after non-need-based aid: $42,185
Average debt at graduation: $24,122

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $41,331
Average non-need-based aid: $22,357
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
720
Average aid package: $46,938
Students receiving need-based aid: 3,383
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 49%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
21%
% receiving student loans: 21%